Middlebury offers summer leadership and innovation program again in 2014

For the second consecutive summer, Middlebury College will offer a  four-week leadership and innovation program at Sierra Nevada College (SNC).

Called MiddCORE Immersion, it is open to students and recent graduates from any college or university and will take place June 2-27. The new program features mentors, ranging from CEOs, politicians and entrepreneurs to artists and actors, who will provide students with intensive hands-on challenges and skill-building workshops. Such skills include leadership, collaboration, strategic thinking, persuasive communication, crisis management and financial literacy. The program will enroll up to 60 students the first summer.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however, enrollment is limited, so students are encourage to submit their applications by January 15, 2014. More information about MiddCORE Immersion, including admissions information and cost, is available at http://middcore.middlebury.edu/programs/middcore-at-sierra-nevada-college/.

Middlebury’s MiddCORE Immersion at Sierra Nevada College

MiddCORE Immersion is intense.

A diverse group of students from top liberal arts colleges and universities bring their energy and curiosity to the shores of Lake Tahoe. Collaborating in groups of 15-20, and working over 40 hours a week for one month, students face daily, weekly, and month-long challenges designed to build the CORE strengths needed to become effective leaders and creative problem solvers.

MiddCORE Immersion is experiential.

Students learn by doing. They learn to think strategically by addressing real challenges posed by partner organizations. They learn to innovate by developing and testing the feasibility of their own ideas in the MiddCORE Innovation Challenge. They learn to communicate persuasively by engaging in improvisation exercises, idea pitches, and story-making workshops. They learn to negotiate by practicing conflict resolution. They learn to handle the unexpected by managing crises. And they set their own moral compass by generating best responses to ethical dilemmas.

MiddCORE Immersion is collaborative.

Working in small groups, students learn to listen, create, collaborate, and lead. Through formal and informal interactions with dynamic, engaging, and successful mentors, students learn to take calculated risks, be more resourceful, identify opportunities, and deal with ambiguity.

MiddCORE students arrive with curiosity and ambition. They leave with a unique set of skills, a vast network of mentors, and a newfound confidence.

In short, they leave prepared to lead.

To learn more about MiddCORE immersion at Sierra Nevada College, visit Middlebury College’s website at middcore.middlebury.edu/programs/middcore-at-sierra-nevada-college/.